Capital One Cup

November 30, 2010

Full-time

West Ham

4 - 0

Man Utd

Capital One Cup

19:45 +00:00, November 30, 2010

Upton Park, England

Referee: M Clattenburg

  • 90'

  • 90'

    Spector came back to haunt his old club with two goals and Cole also bagged a brace. But the man of the match was Victor Obinna.

  • 90'

    Manchester United, winners of the last two Carling Cups, have been demolished 4-0 at Upton Park and West Ham go into the semi-finals for the first time in 21 years.

  • 90'

    That's it! The final whistle blows and West Ham have claimed a famous scalp.

  • 90'

    Green punches out and then Boa Morte completes the clearance.

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    Rafael, who is seeing a lot of the ball late on, wins a corner.

  • 90'

    Rafael wins a throw deep in West Ham's half.

  • 89'

    The first booking of the game. Reid is shown a yellow card for a late tackle on Macheda.

  • 88'

    West Ham amke their final chnage. Carlton cole goes off and is replaced by Junior Stanislas.

  • 88'

    ...Obinna goes for goal. He tries to curl it into the top corner but is miles away.

  • 87'

    Rafael is penalised for a fair tackle on Obinna. The latter will take the freekick from near the corner flag...

  • 86'

    Giggs takes the corner and it is easy for West Ham to clear. He must be great at corners in training because he is useless on matchday.

  • 85'

    United win a corner.

  • 84'

    Boa Morte smashes the ball against Fletcher in open play... a little bit of anger is still there from that earlier tussle I think.

  • 83'

    Giggs chips in a cross. Hernandez gets his head to the ball but his effort goes wide of goal.

  • 82'

    Fletcher and Boa Morte have a little tussle off the ball. The ref just gives the pair a talking to.

  • 81'

    Giggs and O'Shea combine down the right but the defenders cut back is cleared and another United attack ends.

  • 80'

    Hines changes his shorts on the sideline to much wolf-whistling

  • 79'

    Hines goes down in the penalty area but the ref waves away his penalty appeal.

  • 78'

    Giggs and Hernandez have a misunderstanding and the ball goes out for a goalkick - typical of their link-up all night.

  • 77'

    Rafael fouls Cole and West Ham have a freekick. Obinna fancies a shot from 30-yards out wide but his effort goes over the bar.

  • 76'

    Green makes a good save from Chris Smalling but the flag is up for offside.

  • 76'

    West Ham make another change. Zavon Hines comes on for Barrera.

  • 75'

    United probe but can't find a way through.

  • 74'

    West Ham make a change. Tomkins is replaced by Winston Reid.

  • 73'

    Obertan lays the ball off to Hernandez, who takes a quick look at goal and shoots just over the bar from 30-yards out.

  • 73'

    Evans goes off and Wes Brown comes on.

  • 72'

    Giggs chases down Tomkins and slides in to win the ball. He chips a cross into the box but there is nobody there to meet it.

  • 71'

    Rafael lofts the ball over the defence for Giggs, who fails to control it when clean through.

  • 70'

    ...Giggs smashes a shot straight into the wall. Not what United needed.

  • 69'

    United have a freekick 22-yards out....

  • 68'

    United are still pouring forward but West Ham have the scent of victory and are closing down with new-found reserves of energy.

  • 67'

    That has surely got to bit it now. The holders are 4-0 down with just over 20 minutes to go.

  • 66'

    GOAL Cole gets the ball in the box shrugs off Evans and smashes ball past Kuszczak.

  • 66'

    West Ham go on the attack with Obinna, who ties Rafael in knots...

  • 65'

    Upson takes out Hernandez with a tough tackle but the ref waves play on.

  • 64'

    United make a change. Fabio goes off and is replaced by his twin brother Rafael.

  • 63'

    With the snow continuing to fall the referee switches to a yellow ball.

  • 62'

    Anderson fires the ball into Macheda on the edge of the box, the striker's touch is bit heavy and the ball runs through to Green.

  • 61'

    Flecther tries to slide a pass into the box but there are too many Hammers to squeeze it through.

  • 60'

    The corner goes deep, Macheda hooks it back into play but Obertan is closed down as he shoots at goal.

  • 59'

    Ponderous O'Shea wins a corner.

  • 58'

    Fabio makes a great tackle on Boa Morte and then Obertan gives the ball away cheaply.

  • 57'

    Faubert gets over excited and hits the ball straight out for a goalkick.

  • 56'

    Obinna casuing all sorts of problems again. A great cross from the left is glanced into the far corner by Cole. A mountain to climb for United.

  • 55'

    GOAL Cole heads in from a cross from Obinna.

  • 54'

    Macheda gives the ball away to Obinna. West Ham are happy to keep possession for short spell.

  • 53'

    Anderson tracks the run of Obinna and manages to stick with the pacey forward.

  • 53'

    West Ham can't get hold off the ball.

  • 52'

    Cole sticks out his hand to control the ball and gives away a freekick. He should really have been booked for that.

  • 51'

    Green kicks the ball stright into the back of Macheda but then recovers to tackle Hernandez on the edge of the box.

  • 50'

    United are building up the pressure on West Ham.

  • 48'

    Obetan berings the ball out and passes to Fabio. the defender crosses from the right but the ball is held up in the wind and West Ham clear.

  • 48'

    Evans takes a poor touch and then lunges into a tackle to win back the ball. It was a poor tackle but he gets away with it.

  • 47'

    Anderson runs forward with the ball. He skips past two players and then runs out of ideas and ploughs straight into Upson.

  • 46'

    Boa Morte wins an early tussle with Fabio.

  • 46'

    United have made a change at the break. Bebe has been taken off and on comes Macheda.

  • 46'

    West Ham get the second-half under way, kicking from left to right.

  • 45'


    Spector celebrates his second goal.

  • 45'

    West Ham have struggled to win all season and will need to avoid panicking as the inevitable United onslaught arrives.

  • 45'

    The United players will surely be getting the hair-dryer treatment in the dressingroom and will be happy to get back out into the snow to cool down.

  • 45'

    Two goals from Spector against his former club have given West Ham a deserved 2-0 lead against the Carling Cup holders.

  • 45'

    The ref blows up for half-time.

  • 45'

    Upson takes out Chicarito. United don't get a freekick but the ref stops play because Upson has injured himself.

  • 45'

    Bebe picks the ball up, eventually juggles it under control and then slices a shot into the side-netting.

  • 45'

    Anderson tries to spark an attack but runs into a wall of West Ham defenders.

  • 44'

    Fabio was injured making the cross and had to go off for some treatment. Fergie is not happy and is letting the fifth official know.

  • 43'

    Fabio clips the ball to the back post. Green back-peddles and just manages to claw the ball out from under the bar.

  • 42'

    ...Cole heads it behind for a corner.

  • 42'

    United have the chance to whip a freekick into the box...

  • 41'

    Obinna picks up the ball on the edge of the box, he fires in a low shot but Van Der Sar makes a good save.

  • 40'

    O'Shea takes about five minutes to line himself up for a cross, giving Faubert all the time in the world to block it.

  • 39'

    Carling Cup holders United need to get it together, and quickly.

  • 38'

    Fletcher drifts a cross to the back post. Bebe manages to get his head to the ball but Green makes an easy save.

  • 37'

    Fabio makes a great tackle to block the first shot but loses his footing as he attempts to clear and Spector pounced.

  • 36'

    GOAL Spector pounces on a loose ball in the box and smashes it home.

  • 35'

    Obinna swings the freekick into the box. It's a poor delivery though.

  • 34'

    Fabio hauls down the dangerman Obinna and gives away a freekick in a dangerous area.

  • 33'

    Fabio started the game at leftback but now seems to have swapped with O'Shea and is playing at rightback.

  • 32'

    Fabio throws himself in front of Cole to block a shot from the striker. Great defending.

  • 32'

    ...Giggs puts his header right into the arms of Green and then holds his head in his hands.

  • 31'

    Giggs plays the ball out wide to Hernandez, who crosses to the back post where Giggs is now unmarked...

  • 30'

    It's all a bit scrappy at Upton Park at the moment.

  • 29'

    Hernandez (yes he is on the pitch) thinks he was won a throw but it goes in West Ham's favour.

  • 28'

    Smalling fairly takes out Spector to win a header but the ref stops play as the player needs treatment.

  • 27'

    Giggs plays in Bebe on the right. Bebe delivers a good ball across the face of the box but Upson clear the danger for West Ham.

  • 26'

    Cole gives away a freekick and United have a chance to breath.

  • 25'

    The home crowd are well up for this now. A great cheer greets every West Ham passage of play.

  • 24'

    Bebe picks up the ball in midfield and shoots wildly from 5000 yards. He misses, obviously.

  • 24'

    ...Upson heads clear and Obinna flicks it on.

  • 23'

    United have corner...

  • 23'

    Spector was the man who was offside for the first 'goal', but this one does stand.

  • 22'

    GOAL Obinna clips the ball in the box and Spector heads home against his former club.

  • 21'

    Ben-Haim brings the ball out of defence and Cole has it in the box...

  • 20'

    The freekick comes to nothing.

  • 19'

    Back to the game, and West Ham have a freekick in the centre circle.

  • 18'

    Avram Grant is complaining as he thought it hit Smalling, as we all did, but the official was right to rule it out.

  • 17'

    It was the right decision by the linesman. What a great spot. No Goal!

  • 16'

    Nobody is sure why at first. The replay shows the deflection came off a West Ham player, who was offside.

  • 15'

    No it doesn't stand!

  • 15'

    GOAL Obinna scores with a deflected strike!

  • 14'

    Anderson drives forward from midfield and feeds Giggs down the left. Giggs' cross is too near Green, who comes out to pluck the ball out of the air.

  • 13'

    Tentative football from both sides.

  • 12'

    West Ham are not giving United any time on the ball and Smalling resorts to hoofing the ball forward.

  • 11'

    Ben-Haim heads a chipped Giggs pass back to his goalkeeper.

  • 10'

    Obinna with some good work down the left. The Hammers work the ball back to the edge of the box and Kovac fires high and wide.

  • 9'

    O'Shea hits an aimless pass forward and West Ham counter-attack.

  • 9'

    Anderson rides a tackle as United keep the ball.

  • 8'

    Obertan hustles Faubert off the ball and fires a cross into the box, but it is a poor one and goes nowhere near the two waiting strikers.

  • 8'

    United are happy to keep possession in midfield.

  • 7'

    An amazing save that!

  • 6'

    Obertan strikes a hard low shot from the penalty spot that Green somehow manages to palm onto the post.

  • 6'

    Bebe wins the ball back for United. Anderson fires a return pass to him in the box but he can't control the heavy pass.

  • 5'

    Chris smalling boots the ball out for a throw. The Hammers go backwards from deep inside the United half.

  • 4'

    Giggs scoops the ball away from Ben-Haim with a trademark sliding tackle.

  • 4'

    Obinna plays the ball through th defence but Evans mops up at the back for United, who are strugling to get into this game early on.

  • 3'

    Obertan clears at the near post but United can't get out of their half at the moment.

  • 2'

    Faubert pushes forward and wins another corner.

  • 2'

    Smalling heads clear.

  • 1'

    Smalling keeps Cole under control. Boa Morte crosses to the far post and wins a corner.

  • 1'

    Bebe gets an early touch and wins a throw deep in West Ham's half.

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    Manchester United get the game underway, wearing white shirts and black shorts, kicking from left to right.

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    A place in the semi-finals awaits the winner.

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    The teams are out on the pitch and are greeted by a few whisps of snow. It's a cold night in east London.

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    West Ham look like they will start with Ben-Haim at left-back, so he will be up against Bebe, who needs a good game amid rumours his team-mates haven't been too impressed.

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    Bebe plays for United, as Fabio, Chris Smalling and Gabriel Obertan also get a chance to shine. Hernandez will be one to watch up front.

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    Bit of early team news: Upson plays for the Hammers. But Scott Parker is out. Carlton Cole is back in the side and playing up front.

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    West Ham won at the weekend.

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    Join us at 1945 to see Man Utd's kids travel to Upton Park in the Carling Cup.